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With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, the Maritime Museum tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and journeys that have shaped New Zealand's history and identity. The Museum's exhibitions explore the history and stories of the...more
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
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We came here as we had a few hours to spare before catching a plane home. Spent almost 3 hours here, was really interesting and the boat that rocks was awesome, thought it was all in our heads lol, so much to look at and...More
We were lucky enough to score a complimentary tour of the museum with one of the staff named Bob, he was just fantastic. He took us through all of the exhibits in about 1.5-2 hours, which gave us a great overall insight into everything on...More
You could easily spend 2 or 3 hours exploring this museum. A good mixture of historic local boats and more modern maritime history. You can pay slightly extra and include a sail boat around the harbour
This maritime museum is well located near the CBD entrance to the Auckland Viaduct harbor where the large yachts are moored. The entrance cost is about $10 to tourists and free to locals. The range of boats etc. is great with racing yachts (KZ1 "Black...More
We chose to take a half day at this museum. Got part way through the exhibits, went to the viaduct for lunch and returned to see the rest of the museum. Excellent description of the migration of Maori peoples (putting together details of what we...More
This museum has very interesting history of immigrants and various boats. We only visited the ground floor due to having limited time available. Enjoyed the interactive yacht steering display. It was very quiet on the Monday we visited, outside of school holidays.
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Response from Marilyn S | Reviewed this property |
North Island: If you plan to start in Bay of Islands, take the shuttle flight (50 minutes) instead of van transfer (4-5 hours). I stayed in Paihia. Take tour to Cape Reinga (full day). Visit Russell & Kauri Puketi... More
North Island: If you plan to start in Bay of Islands, take the shuttle flight (50 minutes) instead of van transfer (4-5 hours). I stayed in Paihia. Take tour to Cape Reinga (full day). Visit Russell & Kauri Puketi forest. I hired a local taxi for the forest & drive local area through the information center Paihia. You can book the Cape on line. Be sure to visit the Waitangi Treaty Estate. Auckland: Maritime Museum, lots of restaurants around the area. Going South: Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Hobbiton Movie set, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier & stay in Hokitika. lots of Art shops. Pancake Rocks at Dolomite Point. Tour around Christchurch. Wellington: Cable car to the top & walk back through the gardens. Don’t miss the history at the Roxi theatre and National Museum. The Anzac wing is amazing. The whole museum is very well done with lots for everyone in the family. Hope you have a good trip
Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi Mike, apologies for the delay in our response, we didn't get a notification about this question. At present we don't take online bookings system for general entry for the public, just for harbour sailings as they can sell... More
Hi Mike, apologies for the delay in our response, we didn't get a notification about this question. At present we don't take online bookings system for general entry for the public, just for harbour sailings as they can sell out. General admission tickets are always available at the front desk up until 4pm each day which is the last entry time for the museum.